“I shook my head in protest as my mouth was shut tighter than a clam. I still remember the frustration on my dentist’s face … I refused to open my mouth for my dentist. I was 5 years old. … He was holding a gigantic, dribbling needle two inches from my eyes and telling me to open, so he could ‘just look at my teeth.’ Yeah, I wasn’t falling for it.” Dr. Conway Jensen offers advice to help you work with young patients more easily. He suggests that a lot has to do with children’s capacities to deal with various situations.